by James White
(Ballantine Books / Random House)
"The passengers were the usual varied lot, some nervous, some boisterous, some smart-aleck, some quiet. The ship's Medical Officer was brand new and didn't anticipate having to do much more than take care of a few queasy stomachs and bruises among his charges - from learning how to handle weightlessness.
It was just a simple trip to Ganymede and no one paid much attention to the safety rules...
Until the disaster call went out... "